Étiquettes » Tsui Hark

South Korea and China Sweep Asian Film Awards

HONG KONG — Films from South Korea and China grabbed the majority of honors at the 11th Asian Film Awards on Tuesday night, with “The Handmaiden” from South Korea leading with four awards and “I Am Not Madame Bovary” from China grabbing three. 807 mots de plus


Moonage Daydream: Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back movie review

The Spring Festival (aka Lunar New Year) holiday just passed in China and as a result some of the biggest films of the year have been released in the past two weeks. 815 mots de plus

Hong Kong Films

Once Upon a Time in China II (1992)

Directed, written, and produced by Tsui Hark Once Upon a Time in China 2 is probably my favorite out of the original trilogy (I’ve yet to see 4-6).   300 mots de plus

Martial Arts

Film Review: 'Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back'

Imagine being locked inside a cavernous Toys « R » Us store all day, or strapped to a roller-coaster for eternity. Sure, it sounds like fun, but it’s exhausting in reality. 1 014 mots de plus


China Box Office: 'Journey 2' Smashes Records in Holiday Weekend

“Journey to the West: Demon Chapter” comfortably topped a massive Chinese New Year holiday weekend at the China box office. It was followed by “Buddies India” and the Jackie Chan starring China-India co-production “Kung Fu Yoga.” 550 mots de plus


Once Upon a Time in China II (Tsui Hark, 1992)

« When we are young, we learn the myths. And we interpret them as we get older. After all, we see they are just myths. » – Lu Haodong… 934 mots de plus


Once Upon a Time in China (Tsui Hark, 1991)

Tsui Hark is the John Ford of Chinese cinema, and Once Upon a Time in China is his Stagecoach. Not only does it redefine a genre on the cusp of its rebirth (in this case the period martial arts film, which had lain dormant through the late 80s much as the Western had been relegated to cheap serials through the 1930s), but it expresses a total historical vision entirely through archetypes, which are by turns deepened and confounded. 1 335 mots de plus